This event is part of our spring celebration series: Land Art
Saturday, April 1, 6 pm
Who better to launch our Land Art series than Ian Tamblyn? Self-described as musician, adventurer, and playwright, those of you who are familiar with Ian’s extraordinary talents will know that he is a stalwart citizen of the Earth. That his words and music speak to the heart of our Canadian landscapes. That the Four Coast Project — spanning decades of travel and creation — was inspired by the Lake Superior coastline, the Pacific Northwest, the Canadian Arctic, and Labrador and Newfoundland. These four CDs are superbly crafted, and typify Ian’s music and work.
We have enjoyed Ian’s music at Wintergreen twice before, and look forward to welcoming him again. Join us for an intimate evening with one of Canada’s most beloved musicians.
About Ian Tamblyn
Ian Tamblyn has been a musician since 1972. He has released 38 albums as well as acting as producer for dozens of other artists. He has also written fourteen plays and over one hundred theatre soundtracks. In 2012, Ian was made a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society for his guiding and creative work in the Canadian Arctic. He has been awarded the Estelle Klein and Helen Verger Awards for his contributions to Canadian folk music; he has a honorary doctorate from Lakehead University, a Distinguished Alumni Award from Trent University, and was voted English Songwriter of the Year in 2010 by the Canadian Folk Music Awards, amongst other awards and nominations in the music and theatre world. Ian’s songs have been covered by numerous artists and there is a tribute album of his work entitled Coastline of our Dreams featuring artists like Lynn Miles, Susan Crowe, Hart Rouge and Valdy. Ian has been writer in residence at Carleton University, teaching songwriting and composition to fourth year music students. He recently released CD38, celebrating the Group of Seven, entitled Walking in the Footsteps, a project commissioned by the Art Gallery of Sudbury. In the fall of 2014 Ian was awarded the Galaxie Grand prize at the Ontario Folk conference for his song , “Away” from the recent The Labrador CD, the fourth in the Four Coast Project series. In 2013 he won the Ontario Folk Award for best political song, “Take the Mountain Down.”
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